Puglia - Around the heel

Driving across this remote area of Italy, with visits in Matera, Gallipoli, Polignano a Mare, Altamura, Bari, Lecce, Monopoli, Alberobello, Ostuni, Locorotondo, Molfetta and more.

  • Stories of old

    Matera is said to have been inhabited for 9000 years. A magical city with a labyrinth of alleys connecting the old caves.

    Matera (in region Basilicata)

  • Along the Ionian Sea

    Gallipoli

  • Voooooolare

    The singer Domenico Mudugno grew up in this village and he has a large statue next to this view.

    Polignano a Mare

  • Staying with the smurfs

    I slept a few nights in this house, surrounded by hens and donkeys.

    Locorotondo

  • Night walker

    The old part of Bari was known as "mugging town" a few decades ago, but there are some peaceful areas.

    Bari

  • Tranquillo

    Monopoli

  • Dusty day

    I just had to visit the exact location where Anthony Bourdain stood in 2017.

    Matera (region of Basilicata)

  • Give me my daily Orecchiette

    The pasta ladies near Arco Basso are famous for many reasons, one being their delicious Orecchiette.

    Strada delle Orecchiette, Bari

  • When life gives you lemons

    Locorotondo

  • Stay awhile and listen

    Lecce

  • Seaside manners

    Molfetta

  • Meet the Flintstones

    Matera (in region Basilicata)

  • Smurf galore

    Alberobello

  • A moment of peace

    The old part of Bari was known as "mugging town" a few decades ago, but there are some peaceful areas.

    Bari